Pargas on Slave Family in the U.S. South

Pargas, Damian Alan. “Boundaries and Opportunities:  Comparing Slave Family Formation in the Antebellum South.” Journal of Family History 33 (2008): 316-345. Abstract: Our understanding of the marriage strategies and family formation of enslaved people remains clouded by disagreement among contemporary scholars. A perusal of the historical literature suggests that two issues lay at the root … Continue reading Pargas on Slave Family in the U.S. South